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Claritin

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/14/2017
Drug Description

Claritin®
(loratadine) Oral Solution

DESCRIPTION

Children's Claritin
Active ingredient (in each 5 mL teaspoonful)
- Loratadine 5 mg

Purpose

Antihistamine

For Consumers

What are the possible side effects of loratadine?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fast or uneven heart rate;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or
  • seizures (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • nervousness;
  • feeling tired or drowsy;
  • stomach pain, diarrhea;
  • dry mouth, sore throat...
Indications & Dosage

INDICATIONS

Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:

  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • itching of the nose or throat

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

Use only with enclosed dosing cup

  • adults and children 6 years and over: 2 teaspoonfuls (TSP) daily; do not take more than 2 teaspoonfuls (TSP) in 24 hours
  • children 2 to under 6 years of age: 1 teaspoonful (TSP) daily; do not take more than 1 teaspoonful (TSP) in 24 hours
  • children under 2 years of age: ask a doctor
  • consumers with liver or kidney disease: ask a doctor

HOW SUPPLIED

NDC 11523-7197-2

Other information

  • each teaspoonful contains: sodium 5 mg
  • do not use if tape imprinted with “SEALED FOR YOUR PROTECTION” on top and bottom flaps of carton is not intact.
  • store between 20° and 25°C (68° and 77°F)

Inactive Ingredients

edetate disodium, flavor, glycerin, maltitol, monobasic sodium phosphate, phosphoric acid, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sorbitol, sucralose, purified water

Questions or comments ?

1-800-CLARITIN (1-800-252-7484) or www.claritin.com

Distributed by Bayer HealthCare LLC, Whippany, NJ, USA, 07981. Revised: Dec 2015

Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

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Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Included as part of the PRECAUTIONS section.

PRECAUTIONS

Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients.

Ask a doctor before use if you have liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose.

When using this product do not take more than directed. Taking more than directed may cause drowsiness.

Stop use and ask a doctor if an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Seek medical help right away.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

No information provided.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients.

Ask a doctor before use if you have liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose.

When using this product do not take more than directed. Taking more than directed may cause drowsiness.

Stop use and ask a doctor if an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Seek medical help right away.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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